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Making Curlicues from Shredded Paper

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To make curlicues out of shredded paper for Christmas presents; you take regular shredded paper and wrap it around a knitting needle, or larger bamboo skewer, (did you know that bamboo is the only really waterproof wood) and spritz it lightly with a mister bottle, then place it in a warm place, or oven, to dry; this is another way to curl yarn for dolls hair.


Source: This has been taught by crafters for years, the technique can be used on almost any paper or yarn.

By Mary from Atascadero, CA

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December 21, 20070 found this helpful

What are curlicues?


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December 25, 20070 found this helpful

WOW!... This is SOOOO COOL!... I especially like the idea of curling doll hair that way...

---> And "Curlicues" are CURLY-Q's... Like what happens when you run scissors down ribbon for bows on gifts... (Basically "Ringlets"... Like Shrilly Temple's hair) or coils that look like "Springs".

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November 16, 20130 found this helpful

An instant way of making them curl is to run them between your thumb and the edge of a blunt knife. They will curl instantly.

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